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LIFTING PROCEDURE

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GENERAL LIFTING PROCEDURE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS LOADING & UNLOADING OF MATERIALS / EQUIPEMENTS

Only experienced and competent person shall be employed. lifting work is carried out as per the approved rigging plan. check the height and ensure that the crane boom is adequate for this lift  A rigging plan shall be prepared for heavy lift by QA engineer / rigging supervisor prior to commencing the rigging works.0 GENERAL This procedure covers the minimum requirement for ‘The General Lifting Procedure’ It is the responsibility of all concerned to ensure that the lifting procedure is carried out as outlined below. Safety officer / rigging supervisor shall ensure. 2.0 LIFTING PROCEDURE 2. Ensure that the riggers and the crane operator are familiarised with the method of signalling to be used.1 In order to identify the mandatory requirement for the safe utilisation of the lifting procedure.2 1. c) A general check up for all personnel involved in supervising and operating the equipment: All necessary and approved certificates of competence for Crane Operator and rigger to make sure that all concerned are familiar with the type and nature of the lift. appliances and tackles to be used in the lift:  Valid test certificates (approved)  Capacity of the lifting machines  Capacity of the lifting tackles  Radius of the lift  Stabilisation of the surrounding area / ground conditions where the lifting machines will be positioned  In case of lowering the load. if any A full survey of the lifting equipment / lifting machines. Risk . the following steps should be followed: a) A full survey of the equipment to be moved / lifted / raised / lowered should be carried out :     b) Weight of the equipment Centre load of the equipment Size of the equipment Lifting lugs.

Maintenance report for the crane to be checked and confirm no significant damage occurred at the start of operations. d) e) 2. Warning tape should be installed all around the area to be used during the lifting operation. g) Lower the load into its new destination and make sure that it is safe before removing the lifting cables / shackles. After all precautionary measures being taken. f) Swing the boom to reach the right location for the load. All personnel involved should wear the required PPE. b) The right slings. unless another is required to relay the signals. check the area around the load to be lifted is clean and ensure that there are no attachments to the crane boom and cradle bar. e) The load shall be lifted slowly. d) Lift the load few inches above the ground. which have current colour code. A full survey shall be done on the areas covered by lifting activities such as overhead power lines.0 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS a) No lifts will be done when the wind speed is more than 10 Km/s.2 At no circumstances. all outriggers must be in fully extended condition. If anything extra-ordinary occurs during the lifting operation. lugs and shackles are used. c) Before lifting the load. Check the crane load chart for verification.3 assessment shall be done prior to commencement of the heavy lift activities. stop and re-check the load balance and function of the crane hoist brakes. the lifting crane will be positioned in the right place and measurements will be taken physically to ensure that the calculated radius is fixed: a) Before commencing any lifting operations. stop the lifting operation and check whether it is safe to continue the operation or not. buried services and other obstructions. b) c) d) e) f) g) . with great care and no further extension of boom during lifting. attempt is to be made which exceed the safe working load of the crane. Only one man to give the signals to control the whole operation. chains. 3. so as to prevent unauthorised entry.

Part rows of Material / Equipment shall be wedged / choked to prevent them from rolling. b) c) d) e) f) . When Material / Equipment loading / unloading is completed.4 5. Persons not involved in loading and unloading shall be kept well clear. The driver of the vehicle shall not be permitted to remain in his cab during loading and unloading operations. straps will be firmly fixed to prevent slippage. Equal timber spacing shall be given to support the Equipment / Material by deshackle the lifting slings.0 LOADING & UNLOADING a) Only trucks fitted with reinforced driver cab shielded will be used for the transportation of Materials.